Changdeokgung Palace

Photo Credit: Richard Lee

(창덕궁)

Locals consider Changdeokgung Palace the most beautiful of all the royal palaces in Seoul, and it was enlisted on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997 for being an exceptional example of Far Eastern palace architecture and design, blending harmoniously with the surrounding landscape. Part of the reason this is the best palace to see in Seoul is Changdeokgung’s Secret Garden, a perfect place to take the same peaceful strolls that ancient Korean royalty took. Another reason this palace is liked the most among locals is because the palace grounds are less crowded than the main Royal Palace in Seoul, Gyeongbokgung Palace. Come here for postcard-quality beauty with more space and peace than the other royal palaces.

* Free Guided Tours:
– English : 10:15AM, 1:15PM
– Chinese : 10AM, 4PM
– Japanese : 11AM

* Tickets for the Secret Garden are limited and visitors are required to join a guided tour. Please visit the website for the latest information.

Operating Hours:
Feb to May, Sep to Oct: 9AM - 6PM
Jun to Aug: 9AM - 6:30PM
Nov to Jan: 9AM - 5:30PM
(*Admission allowed until one hour before closing.)
Closed:
Mondays
Price:
3,000 won (Adults)
Group Ticket: 2,400 won (for 10+ people)
Combination Ticket: 10,000 won admission to all 5 palaces
*Free if wearing hanbok (traditional Korean clothes)
Phone Number:
02-3668-2300
Address:
99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Website:
Subway Station:
Jongno 3-ga Station (Line 1,3,5), Anguk Station (Line 3)